Statement from Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, and ACLU Massachusetts:
Massachusetts voters have once again rejected the extreme effort to restrict access to safe, legal abortion, reaffirming our Commonwealth’s commitment to protecting accessible health care for all people. While a small but vocal group of anti-abortion activists were spreading misinformation and shaming patients, the people of Massachusetts have been building a movement to pass the ROE Act. This proactive legislation will protect every person’s ability to access safe, legal abortion and dismantle persisting barriers that hurt our communities. At a time when politicians in other states are wedging themselves between patients and their doctors, Massachusetts voters and elected officials are working together to make our state a national leader for reproductive freedom.